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SOLD Eterna Airforce Chronograph Swiss Made Automatic 25 Jewels (Valjoux 7750) BNIB

Will Ship To: Anywhere

Brand New with tags. Comes with Wooden box, Warranty book (unstamped) and manual. MSRP is over $4995. Paypal only shipped CONUSA or local exchange in Western Chicagoland. This is the smallest watch I have seen with Valjoux 7750 movement.

Authenticity guaranteed.


Eterna "Airforce" 8418.41.40.1106. - LIST $4,995.00
Movement: Swiss automatic self winding valjoux 7750 movement, 25 jewels. Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph. Watch Case: Polished and brushed stainless steel case. Brushed steel unidirectional rotating bezel with compass and luminous marker. Case is 39mm diameter (without crown), 14mm thick. Screw down crown with logo and chronograph pushers. Screw down caseback. Watch Dial: Black dial. Silvertone luminous hands. Luminous Arabic numbers. Date display at 3 o'clock. 3 chronograph subdials. Sapphire crystal. Wrist Strap: Black genuine leather strap with white contrast stitching. Strap Width: 20mm. Clasp Type: Polished steel tang buckle clasp with logo. Will fit 8 inch wrist. Water resistant: 120 meters / 394 feet.

Eterna is a Swiss luxury watch company founded in Grenchen, Canton Solothurn on the 7th of November 1856 by Dr Josef Girard and Urs Schild. They initially specialised in producing pocket watches with alarms. In 1906 the company name changed from U. Schild to Eterna. In 1908 they became the first company to produce an alarm wristwatch. The movement production part of the company eventually became ETA SA.
In 1995 Eterna was bought by the German company Porsche Design.[1]
[edit]History

The basis of the Eterna Watch Company was founded in 1851. By the 1900s, wristwatches were just starting to become fashionable. Schild Fréres, as the company was then known, started to produce lady’s wristwatches from adapted small pocket watches. In 1905, the company changed their name to Eterna. The company continued to be at the leading edge of watch developments, and in 1908 it patented the first alarm wristwatch. The watch went into production in 1914 and was launched at the Swiss National Exhibition at Berne in that year.
By 1932, Eterna had set up a subsidiary company, ETA, to make movements for itself and other Swiss watch companies. This same year Theodore retired and handed over the control of the company to his nephew Rudolf Schild. Although retired, Theodore remained on the board of directors until his death in 1950.
Eterna produced many innovations in their history, the smallest production wristwatch with a Baguette movement in 1930, an eight-day alarm watch in the 1930s and their first automatic watch in 1938.
Probably the most famous Eterna watch was their Eterna-matic. This watch was launched in 1948. The design of the automatic winding was one of Eterna’s greatest designs. The weight ran on small ball bearings making it very efficient, hence the trademark of five ball bearings. The Eterna-matic continued in various styles and was still available in 1998, and has indeed been relaunched.
After 1982, the Eterna company was sold several times. By 1995, it ended up being owned by F.A.P. Beteiligungs GmbH. In 1999, Eterna produced a range of watches that were marketed under the Porsche Design label. The company is still at the forefront of modern wristwatch design.
Edited by Baloch - 1/3/12 at 8:29pm
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Dropped to $899 shipped
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